Animal Herbery has been born out of a natural progression of events. Horses, dogs, and cats have been a lifelong passion of mine for as long as I can remember, so it was quite natural that I should study Thoroughbred Management in College. I also nursed a passion for self-sufficiency and all things “natural,” which translated into short-lived careers in the horse racing and jumper worlds. I was finding that my ideals were not quite gelling with the reality of most animal’s lives, and I found it difficult to face that on a daily basis.
For the next seven years, I worked at a wonderful company called A Drop in the Bucket, which sold natural health products for horses and dogs, and found my niche. During those years I rounded out my knowledge of herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, and all manner of alternative therapies. I was still working for, if not with, my beloved animal friends and found that I truly enjoyed sharing information and widening the vision of pet owners, especially those who were questioning the conventional modes of thinking regarding pet care and health. At the end of 2004, A Drop in the Bucket shut its doors, but with the owner’s blessing, the decision to start Animal Herbery was simply the natural next step.
Now, instead of viewing the enormity of the problems with the conventional way of life with despair, hope springs within me with every question answered, every answer sought, and every shared experience.
So who are we really? Animal Herbery is a family run business, which takes great pride in the quality of service provided to our customers. It allows us to home school our two children with Sonlight, a literature-rich Christian curriculum, look after an elderly parent, and enjoy many family hobbies, such as collecting and showing Breyer and Stone model horses. Our other family passions include reading great books aloud, genealogy and family history, gardening, our animals, nature, asking questions and seeking answers, and sharing experiences…
Blessings in all that you do!